Local Oversight Program (LOP)

Purpose
The Local Oversight Program (LOP) is in contract with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to oversee the clean-up of sites where underground petroleum storage tanks have leaked. The LOP works with responsible parties and consultants to assure that the Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Requirements are met.

Compliance with these requirements allows cleanup costs to be reimbursed by the state’s Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund to the maximum extent possible. In addition to working with SWRCB, consultants and responsible parties, the LOP works closely with the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board staff on a site-specific basis.